Vivienne Byrne is a chartered Physiotherapist and a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP) for the last 15 years. She is passionate about health and wellbeing in general and has a special interest in Women’s Health having undertaken further studies in the area.
She also treats all musculoskeletal conditions, particularly being interested in getting to the root of acute and chronic conditions. Having first qualified as a fitness instructor (National Certificate in Exercise and Fitness) she completed a Diploma in Physiology and Health Science from Carlow Institute of Technology, graduating with a distinction, giving her a background in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. She then went on complete her degree in Physiotherapy at Bradford University England. She is also a member of the Irish Society of Orthopaedic Medicine (ISOM).
She is also a qualified Bowen (Neurostructural Integration Technique) practitioner which is a ‘stand-alone’ soft tissue therapy recommended for chronic pain and fibromyalgia. Being a qualified Pilates and Yoga teacher, she likes to combine elements of Pilates and Yoga in all classes. Vivienne is also an accomplished sportswoman having represented Ireland internationally in soccer.
She is qualified in myofascial, soft tissue, and joint manipulation techniques, dry needling, orthotic prescription, exercise prescription and biomechanics assessment.
Lindsay graduated from the University of Salford with BSc (Hons) in Sport Rehabilitation and is amember of BASRAT (British association of sports rehabilitators and trainers). Lindsay specialises in Musculoskeletal injuries and injury rehabilitation and aims to help clients move and perform optimally.Lindsay has a great interest in exercise and loves to incorporate exercise into her treatment. As a rehab therapist Lindsay strives to make patients feel fitter and stronger while helping to return to their sport or evening making them feel comfortable in a gym setting.
As part of her university experience Lindsay was lucky enough to work closely with professional and semi professional sports teams and learned a vast amount from her time with the teams. As well as working with teams Lindsay worked in the university of Salford sports injury clinic providing a combination of manual therapy and exercise prescription. Prior to go going to Manchester, Lindsay also studied sports therapy at Cavan institute for two years.
Lindsay is also an accomplished Irish dancer, holding provincial, all Ireland and world medals.Lindsay danced for 15 years and is now finishing grades to become an Irish dancing teacher.Due to her background in competitive dancing she understands the stress, strain and injuries that can effect the body as a result of all types of physical activities.
Ciara graduated from Teesside University with a BSc in Physiotherapy and is a chartered physiotherapist and a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapist and CORU. Since graduating in 2017, Ciara has worked in the UK and gained valuable experience working within the NHS in both musculoskeletal and respiratory.
Prior to completing her physiotherapy degree, Ciara studied an ITEC sports therapy course in Cavan Institute for 2 years where she gained experience in treating sports injuries. Ciara is passionate about musculoskeletal physiotherapy and the rehabilitation of sports injuries and works along side many of her local GAA teams, providing pitch side first aid and pre & post game assistance and provides rehabilitation for players to return to sport.
Ciara is trained in both dry needling and orthotic prescription and utilises these both frequently in clinic. Ciara attends many outside of work training course and is eager to progress her knowledge within physiotherapy.
Margaret graduated in 2007 from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh with a Masters Degree in Physiotherapy (Hons) and is a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists.
Margaret began her Physio career in the Highlands of Scotland where she worked for 10 years,developing her knowledge and skills in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and Pelvic Health.
While living in the Highlands she enjoyed the breathtaking landscape through hill walking,kayaking, biking and camping. When winter set in she took to the hills for a season of skiing.Part of her caseload at work was treating injuries sustained by clients taking part in the same pursuits.
The call of home came following the birth of her first child and she returned to Ireland to settle in the beautiful Royal County Meath and joined the Physio Team at Body Balance. Weekends area little different these days with having a young family but getting out and enjoying the fresh air, music and reading are always enjoyed.
Margaret has completed numerous courses to continue to add to her skills set. She has developed a special interest in Pelvic Health and also practices Acupuncture, Facial therapy and is a Member of the Society of Orthopedic Medicine. She has an added interest in treating Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD). She is passionate about rehabilitation and enjoys making a difference to her patient’s overall well being
Chloe graduated with a BSc. Physiotherapy (Hons) Degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and is a member is the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists and CORU. Chloe has gained experience in the management of musculoskeletal injuries and neurological conditions,at both an acute and primary care level. Chloe also holds a BSc (Hons) in Health and Performance Science from UCD and is currently a Sports Physiotherapist for Dundalk FCAcademy Squad.
Chloe has a special interest in exercise rehabilitation of various conditions including low back pain. She has completed research in conjunction with the Health Research Board in Beaumont and Connolly hospital on the stratified management of low back pain in a hospital setting. Chloe is continuing to research low back pain management in an emergency department setting with RCSI. Her final year thesis is currently being carried out and examined in Beaumont, Connolly, Tallaght and St James hospitals with clinical specialists in low back pain. The title of Chloe’ thesis is “The predictive ability of the StarTBack tool vs the Acute Low Back Pain Screening Questionnaire in an emergency department setting.”
Chloe is passionate about physiotherapy and always strives to develop her skills. She has completed postgraduate courses in low back pain, hip pain and tendon related pain. She is also a certified APPI clinical Pilates instructor
Padraig Mc Hale
Padraig graduated from Coventry University with a B.Sc in Physiotherapy and is a chartered physiotherapist and a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapist and CORU. Since graduating in 2017, Padraig has worked in the UK and broad experience working within the NHS in both musculoskeletal primary and secondary care as well as the acute care setting.
Valerie joined the Bodybalance team in 2016 and plays an important role as our Office Manager. Valerie provides liaison between the therapists and clients at our clinic. She has a long history of working in the service industry with the general public.
Valerie prides herself on customer care and understands the importance of client confidentiality. She strives to make the clinic a pleasant environment for the customers and to provide them with any administrative help needed. Should she be unable to deal with your query she will get one of our therapist to contact you directly as soon as possible.